Monthly Archive: July, 2011

Nepali Haircut

I got my hair cut yesterday.  I think that makes 7 countries where I’ve gotten one, 8 if you count the emergency beard removal in Guatemala.There is a barbershop in between the veggie… Continue reading

An average day in Bhaktapur

6:00 AM the little pink travel clock goes off, K or I snaking an arm out from under the mosquito net to turn it off or poke at it for a snooze. As… Continue reading

I turned 31 in Bhaktapur, Nepal yesterday.

I turned 31 in Bhaktapur, Nepal yesterday.  This makes a different country every birthday for the last four years.  The blessings are too many to count. I am at peace with the gradual… Continue reading

Dal Bhat

I’m not even sure how to spell it, but I eat it for dinner every day.  Starting next week I will eat it for both of my two daily meals.  According to the… Continue reading


We wake up around 6:00 AM, and may see or hear the family’s morning worship ceremony, or puja.  Their primary deity is Ganesh, his golden figures kept in a small room off the… Continue reading

First week in Nepal, Part 3

I don’t mean to give the impression that we are less than ecstatic to be here.  Bed bugs aside. Kathmandu is a throbbing sort of place, beautifully different from anywhere I’ve been before. … Continue reading

First week in Nepal, Part 1

Well hello.  Alive and well in Kathmandu.  I like the idea of going two months without touching the internet, but here I am, and there you are.  How are you by the way?… Continue reading

First week in Nepal, Part 2

Given that the waterfall regularly closes down the road (there are basically only two highways in Nepal, one going NE of Kathmandu, one SE) so we realized that if we managed to cross,… Continue reading